|Re: You're welcome! (was: HP-41 extended char set font)|
Message #4 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 26 Dec 2005, 11:17 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Gerson W. Barbosa
Hi, Gerson; (Ê nóis no 'thread'...)
First of all, congratulations! I have some knowledge on BASIC, but I'd never be able to go that deep on character handling...
About the HP41 extended character set: when I first announced my fonts here at the MoHPC Forum (late 2001), I had only siv, maybe seven fonts ready. I told the guys I was creating others, then Gordon Dyer (U.K.) sent me an image from one HP-related publication (HPCC, I guess) showing all of the lower-case characters as they are shown in the halfnut LCD when programming accordingly. After that I draw the X-tended character set so users could either use the standard character set or the extended, depending on their application. The other TTF files where created almost in the same period of time.
The first time I actually saw the HP41 LCD lowercase characters was a couple of months ago, when trying some ROM's out with Meindert's MLDL2000. Ángel Martin's Sandbox 3d uses lowercase headers that can only be fully read with a halfnut. A [CAT] 2 in a fullnut with the Sandbox ROM would show
[-Sa db 3d ]as the first header instead of
[-Sandbox 3d ]normaly read with a halfnut.
Time passes and the HP41 never ceases to amaze us...
Edited: 26 Dec 2005, 11:22 p.m.